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South Plainfield Leaders: It’s Time for ‘Prayer, Reflection, Confidence and Trust’

June 5, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield leaders, including the mayor, police chief, and members of the council, this week joined together to denounce the actions of the Minneapolis police officers and mourn the killing of George Floyd.

“As mayor of the borough, like all Americans, I was outraged by the senseless murder of George Floyd. We stand with George Floyd’s family ...

Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

 

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15.

Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months at supermarkets, pharmacies and other essential businesses, there could be a ...

Middlesex County to aid local businesses impacted by COVID-19 through Small Business Grants Program

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – To assist local small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Middlesex County is introducing a Small Business Grant program utilizing federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act funding.

The County intends to award a total of $1,062,260 in grants for job retention and creation through the CDBG-CV funds for this special economic ...

Message from Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - As Mayor of the Borough, like all Americans, I was outraged by the senseless murder of George Floyd. We stand with George Floyd’s family as they mourn his tragic and senseless murder. We support the scores of peaceful protestors who stand and march for justice for the Floyd family. We support our officers, sworn to uphold the law and ready to serve our community in a ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Memorial Day Salute - South Plainfield Council Asks Residents to Take a Collective Pause to Honor Veterans on Monday at 10a.m.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – During the May 18 Council meeting, Councilman Derryck White proposed that South Plainfield residents stand outside their homes on Monday, May 25 at 10a.m. to honor veterans in their own way.  White suggested reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and playing or singing the Star-Spangled Banner.  Those who cannot go outside are asked to take a moment of ...

Governor Murphy Honors William "Bill" Frink, Remembering the Greatness of a Humble Man Who Will Be Greatly Missed

TRENTON, NJ – William “Bill” Frink was among three New Jersey COVID-19 casualties remembered by Governor Phil Murphy during his May 16 news briefing.  Frink passed away on May 3 due to COVID-19 complications.  Frink was a lifelong South Plainfield resident, ever loyal to his community.  

“We remember William ‘Bill’ Frank Jr., a ...

NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember Social Distancing

NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, ...

State will Dramatically Expand Coronavirus Testing and Tracing

NEW JERSEY - Testing for COVID-19 throughout New Jersey will be ramped up dramatically by the end of the month with expanded testing capacity continuing through the end of June and beyond, said Governor Phil Murphy at his daily coronavirus briefing in Trenton.

In addition, the Governor said the state will immediately begin building a contingent of statewide contact tracers unlike that have ...

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Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

Obituaries

Denise Rose Walker, 70, passed away on May 26, 2020, due to a stroke.    Born in ...
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Letters to the Editor

Message from Bishop James F Checchio

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MCSBA Unsung Hero Recognition Event

Letter to the Editor:

The Middlesex County School Boards Association and Association of School Administrators hosted the 34th Annual Student Recognition in-person Program honoring Outstanding Juniors and Seniors in the Middlesex County High Schools in 2019, with over 400 attendants.  The program began 34 years ago headed by Mark Finkelstein who is presently the Superintendent at Middlesex ...

Community Happenings

Kennedy Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Disney World 

June 1, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Disney World may not be reopening until mid-July, but a group of Kennedy Elementary students recently took a virtual trip to the ‘most magical place on earth’ from the safety of their home. 

On the evening of May 21, second graders in Kathleen Wharton’s class logged onto their devices and, as a class, toured the famed Orlando theme ...

Peaceful Rally in Spring Lake Park Organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Calls for Justice, Awareness and Unity

June 5, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – On the afternoon of June 4, over 50 people gathered at the gazebo at Spring Lake Park in South Plainfield to kneel in solidarity for George Floyd and all those who have lost their lives unjustly.  The event was organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Olivia Payne, who initiated the demonstration on social media.  At 3:15p.m., the crowd ...

Middlesex County Unsung Hero Program Honors South Plainfield High School Students Olivia Olano and Drew Rachwal for Selfless Acts at School and in the Community

TRENTON, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students Olivia Olano and Andrew “Drew” Rachwal were chosen as 2020 Middlesex County Unsung Hero award recipients.  For 35 years, the Middlesex County School Boards Association along with Middlesex County Association of School Administrators have recognized high school juniors and seniors who make outstanding ...

Hometown Hero Program Honors Veterans with Banners Lining Plainfield Ave. and Hamilton Blvd.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – To honor and recognize those who have proudly served and died in combat for the United States of America, the Hometown Hero Banner Committee has mounted banners along Plainfield Avenue to honor the fallen heroes.  The endeavor was implemented in September 2019 by the Borough of South Plainfield, in partnership with American Legion Chaumont Post 243, VFW ...

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Hi all!  It’s hard to believe that it’s June already, but here we are!  Hopefully, everyone has been staying safe and healthy.  Even though the South Plainfield Public Library is still closed, it doesn’t mean you can’t see us (virtually, of course) for some fun programs.  We have a full schedule in June, so hopefully you can join us.

Storytimes for ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

Press Releases

19th Amendment Centennial Essay Contest Deadline Extended Through To June 15, 2020

June 5, 2020

19th Amendment Centennial Essay Contest  Deadline Extended Through To June 15, 2020

For South Plainfield Students grades 7th through 12th

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of women being granted the right to vote, South Plainfield 7th and 8th grade students, as well has high school students grades 9th through 12th are invited to submit an essay highlighting an activist who had a ...

Senator Diegnan recognizes the South Plainfield High School Seniors who were presented the official State Seal of Biliteracy .

Our hometown Senator Patrick Diegnan sends his congratulations to South Plainfield seniors  Kaylee Basantes-Lllerena, Liesl Co, Adrian Dominguez, Rafael Estrella, Julianne Ferraro, Nicole Freire, Jessica LaCross, Nicole Lujan, Gabriel Mont, Skylar Negron, Monica Paiz-Che, Saulio Quinchia, and Kevin Veliz for being awarded the State Seal of Biliteracy. The State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes ...

South Plainfield Debutante Seeks Public's Help With Fundraiser

       During this Pandemic, I understand first hand how important it is to help others. Just last week, my mother and I donated masks to Menlo Park Veterans Home for the essential workers because this is what we need to do , help one another. I am currently seeking assistance in my fundraising efforts.

I am Alexis Robinson, and I am a senior at South Plainfield High ...